To See What I Could Sea

We have enough sand, but no beach;

enough waves, but they generally radiate off hot pavement.

We have moving air, but rather than the gentle off-shore breezes,

our wind is often fence-bending, sand-bearing, hair-ripping gales!

We have blue skies and even apparently lost seagulls,

but the forever horizon of the sea,

the constant, foaming refreshment ofย oceanย tides,

they are not to be found among Joshua trees, newly raised subdivisions,

and maxed out thermometers.

So to the beach I go.

I look out to forget the manmade sea behind me.

I look out to remind myself that there is a wonder beyond my schedule.

I look out to look in

and clear the mind clutter to make room for a higher tide,

a fresh thought.

Pelican and seagull in synchronized dancing

You lookin’ at me?


About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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16 Responses to To See What I Could Sea

  1. danitacahill says:

    Fun to see you enjoying your new camera so!

  2. selah says:

    wonderful! your composition is always great, but your new camera takes beautiful photos.. If I ever get another camera, it is going to be one like yours.

  3. Ahhhhhh!!!!!!! Glorious both. One in a heat-searing way, one in a refreshing way. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. What? You have a gazillion duds? LOL I thought I had a lot.

    As a real oddity, during migration we will see large groups of gulls resting in harvested corn fields.

    • For some reason, we see flocks of them here in the desert, which is a tad far from the ocean. They must find something to eat. There are a couple of lakes around, too.

  5. melodylowes says:

    Wonderful ponderings! Makes me long for the sea…

  6. pattisj says:

    Nice. Reminds me that I should spend more time there. We tend to avoid it because of the crowds.

  7. susansplace says:

    Those pics and your wonderful prose was just what I needed to hear! Boy are we on the same wave length!

  8. reinkat says:

    loved the beautiful words and images. The aerial ballets. Especially the first shot with the gull in flight.

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